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I really do doubt Kenpachi stands much of a chance against Bach though, or atleast, he won't defeat him.
Kenpachi's job is to be the ultimate anti-Sternritter shinigami if you ask me.
I hope he'll fight the stolen Bankais and whoop their butts.
So the history goes around, the SR defeat most of the captains til big bad Kenpachi comes to rescue all, the champion of SR-terminator who might get beaten up by real Bach 2nd time, then Ichigo shows up for the final rescue, gets beaten up again so he has to go back to Royal Palace for more training and prepares for the 3rd wave which may or may not be the last one.
So you might be right unless Kubo decides to improve on his scenario skills and shows an unexpected turn....
Unless when Ichigo meets Bach this time then he shouts FGT! Well, there is no way in hell Kubo ends Bleach this quick, he will probably drag out this manga at least through 2015.
I'm gonna guess BG9's letter K stands for "Knight", Knights are generally heavily armoured which he seems to be. Maybe his ability is to simply have the strongest armor or be the most sturdy Sternritter, like a tank. Which is what knights are no?
Like how Nnoitra supposedly had the strongest Hierro.
This would also explain why he took a Shunko hit to the head like it was almost nothing.
The letter C is probably for "Craziness", there is only one person who is insane enough to fit into this profile, but I have to wait long enough to make sure I have the right educated guess.
One more guess for BG9's letter K is 'Kilowatt' which fits the whole robot thing
^ It's more like "Killing mean" machine/robot or cyborg, android etc.....
Well, we've seen that the Sternritter members have a variety of powers, which the Quincy we've seen up until this arc don't seem to possess; this leads me to believe that there's something special about the liquid that Uryuu drank during his 'ceremony'. My theory is this liquid is the Quincy equivalent of the Shinigami's Asauchi; in short, it allows the Quincy to manifest their own individual powers. As mentioned in a previous post, we've see 2 races who can manifest their own individual powers and seal them into some 'object'. Hollows achieve this potential by combining with masses of dead Hollows (forming Menos Grande), Shinigami achieve this potential by combining with masses of dead Shinigami (forming Asauchi); my best guess is that this potential is gained by acquiring extra mass and energy (or raw materials) from the corpses of their own kind. Therefore, I believe that the liquid is most-likely formed from masses of dead Quincies.
Relating to current chapters, I agree what some others have said; I believe BG9's epithet 'K' stands for 'Knowledge'. This could mean BG9's observational skills, but could also be extended (possibly when he goes Vollstandig) to him actually analysing an enemy's momentum .etc. to allow him to effortlessly predict their attacks and defenses (it would make sense if he could do this if he's a robot). If this is the case, I'm willing to bet that BG9 will defeat Soifong, and will be defeated by Hisagi's Bankai; I'm basing this off something he said to Findor Carias, in that his Kazashini's trajectory is hard to predict. If his Bankai follows suit, it may be enough to counter BG9's abilities!!!
I'm glad Cang Du's I stands for Iron. I was kind of worried that we'd have yet another guy flinging icicles around. As for what his power is, my first guess - and it's nothing original - would be that he can transform his body into a hardened, 'indestructible' (until someone, y'know, destroys it) form.
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also remember that non-menos hollows can become arrancar as well, so the fusion is not required for a hollow zanpakuto to be created.
I think the Quincy stealing bankais is weird, considering their whole Quincy pride and "purity" which they believe in. Someone like them that hate Shinigami would use shinigami powers to defeat the shinigamis they are disgusted with?
It's almost like admitting their fear of shinigami.
I dunno, it doesnt seem "Quincy-like" to me. Then again, they are more twisted than Aizen himself according to Shutara.
Bambietta's epithet "E" stands for "Emotion" (not "Explosion" as some have predicted)...You heard it here first!!!!!
She amplifies the destruction she causes with her emotions; when she becomes sad her attacks can tear through multiple walls, when she becomes angry she unleashes enough power to completely level buildings!!! Her power is sort of opposite to Orihime's (and probably on the same level), which could possibly mean that they're both destined to fight (i.e. Bambietta will wipe the floor with Shinji and Komamura, after which she'll face Orihime when she returns from Hueco Mundo)!!!!!
Orihime will need to use Tsubika to defeat Bambietta, of course!!!